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#1 Jan 18 2013 at 7:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hello all!
Fernehalwes here.

Now that we’ve finished tidying up after Yoshi-P’s little smash session with the Hammer of the Gods, I can finally bring you some screenshots from the new and improved Beta version.

As many of you may recall from the Alpha version walkthroughs released last month, we had yet to introduce the passing of time, so all the footage you saw took place in the day.

Our programmers, however, have been busy working behind the scenes, readying the realm for nightfall...and here’s an exclusive first look!

The Knot in Old Gridania:

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The moon in her different phases:

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Ah, but will facing north-by-northeast at 2:45 a.m. while the moon is a waning crescent result in a 27% increase in your chances to synthesize HQ mythril ingots!? That is real the question!

Fernehalwes



The world is starting to show some signs of the attention to detail I was hoping for.
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#2 Jan 18 2013 at 7:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ah, but will facing north-by-northeast at 2:45 a.m. while the moon is a waning crescent result in a 27% increase in your chances to synthesize HQ mythril ingots!? That is real the question!


Don't start that **** again, dammit!
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#3 Jan 18 2013 at 7:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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I hope they do Smiley: smile

I also hope it affects fishing results Smiley: nod
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#4 Jan 18 2013 at 8:18 AM Rating: Good
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Those screenshots look quite beautiful. It looks even better than 1.0 did by far.
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Two types of attitudes...the "why would we do that?" and "Is there a reason not to do that?".

Its really starting to look like Yoshi is going with #2 with RR.

Pretty **** cool IMO. It all comes down to will there be enough of us who care.
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#12 Jan 18 2013 at 9:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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There, nice and clean. Carry on.
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
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Tis shiny.

Now if only there were enough player-made or game-made events that took real advantage of such glorious moonlit nights.

Like a moonlit ball with custom waltzing emotes.
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Kachi wrote:
(FewGoodMen) You can't handle the truth! (/FewGoodMen)


I'm the one with the Nuke button Smiley: grin
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#16 Jan 18 2013 at 10:17 AM Rating: Good
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Gorgeous. I was wondering why it was broad daylight in the alpha videos.

This DX11 engine is kicking *** and taking names.
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#17 Jan 18 2013 at 10:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah I really wanna run through the cities at night now.

One thing I loved about 1.0 is seeing the glow of lights in windows in Limsa Lominsa from a distance. This looks even better than I hoped.
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catwho wrote:
Gorgeous. I was wondering why it was broad daylight in the alpha videos.

This DX11 engine is kicking *** and taking names.


Also for catwho:

Something witty, please.
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Ah, but will facing north-by-northeast at 2:45 a.m. while the moon is a waning crescent result in a 27% increase in your chances to synthesize HQ mythril ingots!? That is real the question!


Smiley: lolSmiley: lol

Ok that was pretty funny.

The screenshots are really nice too. Can't say the game isn't pretty.
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Wint wrote:
catwho wrote:
Gorgeous. I was wondering why it was broad daylight in the alpha videos.

This DX11 engine is kicking *** and taking names.


Also for catwho:

Something witty, please.


Woot, thanks!
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#21 Jan 18 2013 at 10:41 AM Rating: Good
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Wint wrote:
Kachi wrote:
(FewGoodMen) You can't handle the truth! (/FewGoodMen)


I'm the one with the Nuke button Smiley: grin


I know, and god help us, that's why I'm wearing a hazmat suit.
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#22 Jan 18 2013 at 10:42 AM Rating: Good
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catwho wrote:
Wint wrote:
catwho wrote:
Gorgeous. I was wondering why it was broad daylight in the alpha videos.

This DX11 engine is kicking *** and taking names.


Also for catwho:

Something witty, please.


Woot, thanks!


Your standards for wit are impressively low.
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Hyrist wrote:
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#23 Jan 18 2013 at 10:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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Kachi wrote:
Wint wrote:
Kachi wrote:
(FewGoodMen) You can't handle the truth! (/FewGoodMen)


I'm the one with the Nuke button Smiley: grin


I know, and god help us, that's why I'm wearing a hazmat suit.


Hey, I like to think I'm pretty lenient. Most OOT talk usually gets killed on other forums, of course once ARR launches I'll probably have to police that more but we don't have a ton to talk about as is.

Edited, Jan 18th 2013 10:43am by Wint
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#24 Jan 18 2013 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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You know I'm just ******* with you, though, right?
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#25 Jan 18 2013 at 10:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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Kachi wrote:
You know I'm just @#%^ing with you, though, right?


Sarcasm exists on the internet? Smiley: tongue
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#26 Jan 18 2013 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
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One thing SE has always gotten right is their game engines.
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